The State Government has expressed its desire to link its REDEEMED policy agenda with the United Nations Eight Sustainable Development Goals.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who made the pledge, said his administration will continue to improve on the eight-point agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) across all sectors of the state.

Speaking at a one-day policy induction for top government functionaries at the Public Service Training Institute (PSTI), Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, he noted that the training became necessary, in order to effectively bring onboard all his appointees and other top government functionaries for his second term.

The workshop anchored by the Transition Strategy and Implementation Committee,  was designed to acquaint participants with the 8-point REDEEMED Agenda of the administration and how best to connect its sectoral implementation with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

According to Akeredolu, his administration’s 8-point development agenda, christened: REDEEMED, will be pursued with utmost sense of urgency, to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state.

In a 15-point communique jointly signed by the Head of the Transition Strategy and Implementation Committee, Mr Dare Aragbaiye and the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu, at the end of the workshop, they agreed on one concept of the administration to actualize the REDEEMED agenda.

The communique read “Culture of performance management stressing customer-centred orientation, responsiveness and feedbacks to be entrenched. Ministry, Department and Agencies (MDA’s) mandates and functions to be streamlined to avoid duplications and leakages “.

“Cross-sectoral synergy amongst MDAs to be enhanced; diaspora benefits in grants, investments, knowledge and skills to be more deliberately accessed “.

“MDAs to upscale their revenue-generating activities to shore up dwindling statutory federal allocations. Government must seek out and tap into financial or development opportunities available at the federal level”.

“Government could deploy some percentage of existing taxes and levies to fund some special and sensitive programmes like the Amotekun security initiative”.

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